Design Toolsand Tips
One of the most important decisions you will have to make in deciding the style of your wedding is how formal or informal you wish it to be. There are three categories of wedding – formal, semiformal, and informal. The formality is related to the location of the ceremony and reception, the size of the wedding party, the number of guests, and the time of day. While the style of a wedding in a church or synagogue may be formal or informal, a home wedding generally lends itself to informality, unless, of course, the home happens to be a mansion. The variations on each style are endless, but there are a few basic differences in the three categories.
Your wedding invitations are your guests’ first glimpse into your wedding style — from the level of formality to the specific color combinations. It is also a keepsake for the bride and groom to cherish forever, so it should be based on your personal choices. The invitation not only tells your guests the pertinent information as to date, time, and location, but it subtly tells them how formal it is, how they should dress, and perhaps even what type of gift they may send.
Years ago, brides used color to accent their white wedding day décor, but now they’re using color to cover every inch of the wedding. And it’s big, bold color – on the wedding cake, the invitations, the centerpieces, and even on the bride’s gown.